Clean & Green: 101 Hints and Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home
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Sunlight is the most abundant and freely available energy resource on the planet, in fact the amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth in one hour is enough to meet the total energy requirements for the planet for an entire year. Of course, solar power is limited by the time of day, the seasons of the year and geographical location. Despite this, solar energy is being used on both a large and a domestic level already. Even when the full life cycle of a green energy source is taken into consideration, they release far less greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, as well as few or low levels of air pollutants. This is not just good for the planet but is also better for the health of people and animals that have to breathe the air.Made from 90 percent organic ingredients and 70 percent fair trade ingredients, Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap is great for people and the planet. It comes in fragrance-free and scented options. It’s biodegradable and also makes an excellent choice for taking along on camping trips to wash up trailside. As mentioned above, humans have been using fossil fuels for decades, meaning that the switch to clean energy has been relatively recent. As a result, renewable energy sources are still seen as being unpredictable and do not yet meet our global power demands. This means that renewable energy is still being topped up with carbon-based energy sources. Seventh Generation Unbleached Recycled Paper Towels are a top choice for those moments when you need a single-use option for home cleaning. These two-ply paper towels absorb spills as effectively as non-recycled paper towels. They also minimize your environmental impact by keeping trees in the forest. However, they are wrapped in single-use plastic before they hit store shelves, so that’s something to consider.
Exactly how ‘green’ the following three types of green energy are is dependent on how they are created… 4.Geothermal EnergyThe next day, pour the water off the jumper and gently squeeze it to remove the excess. Do not rinse, wring or spin. Lay a large clean towel onto a flat surface and on top place the very wet jumper. Gently pull at it lengthways and sideways, stretching the fibres as you go. Take your time in gently remoulding your favourite jumper to its original size and shape.